PODCAST: Sarah Iannarone Makes Her Case To Become Portland’s Mayor

She joined the race late. She’s never held office. But this passionate advocate for the city’s future argues that Portland needs a serious urbanist in its top job.

By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail With Sika Stanton April 18, 2016

In the crowded field for Portland’s May mayoral primary, 42-year-old Sarah Iannarone stands out as a rare combination: a true political outsider who can make a plausible case that she has the knowledge and sensibility to do the job. In her years at First Stop Portland, a Portland State University office that coordinates policy- and urban design-focused tours of the city for visiting dignitaries from around the world, she’s been immersed in everything Portland does right. In our interview, the rookie candidate delves into what the city needs to do better, from bolstering affordability to adopting smarter technology.

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Audio production by Sika Stanton

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